To the Editor:

The New Milford Town Clerk’s Office would like to thank all of the people who participated in the “Coolest Canine” contest, the 2017 contest in which the winner received registration as dog tag No. 1 for the year.

This was our fourth annual contest, and we hope that every year more families with dogs participate.

We asked for help from the community to donate dog or cat items, or money to buy such items, for the New Milford Social Service Department. We collected generous donations for families with pets.

A special thanks to local stores, pet groomers’ and local veterinarian offices for helping to promote the contest and raise awareness about the donations. Also, thank you to the New Milford Spectrum for providing information about the contest and following up with a photo of the winner, Lady.

Our office appreciates the community being so generous toward pets that are in need and participating in a fun contest.

Noreen H. Prichard

Town clerk

New Milford